JE: "What is your attitude about teaching?"
TR: "Somehow we have incorporated the arts in the good old pragmatic spirit of having it work somehow, and we found a place for it in the Academy. In many ways this has been an advantageous kind of situation for the American artist, as well as the average college and university student. I think it has a gone a long way toward making John Dewey's pragmatism more workable than it ever has been, I think it allows for an emotional development and intuitive education of students and at the same time has given the arts a respite from oblivion. I think, however, it is very important not to fall into the easy and charming way of academic life, but that one must always re-affirm one's experiences outside the security of academic walls."
[Theodore Roszak Interview with James Elliott, 1956, p. 42-43.]